Indiegogo crowd-funds projects around the world w/Chef

From raising money for those impacted by the tornado in Oklahoma, to helping people fight cancer, Indiegogo crowd-funds important, even life-changing projects the world over. To do so, the company uses Rackspace to power a flexible, scalable cloud infrastructure behind all the awesome projects and site traffic. When MTV asked to Indiegogo to power its […]

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Reflections on #ChefConf 2013

#ChefConf 2013 was a roaring success! Our second annual conference was full of great keynotes, insightful workshops, informative track sessions, and the awesome Chef community. #ChefConf 2013 sold out with more than 700 people in attendance and hundreds more watching the live video stream of the keynote sessions. Wednesday’s activities included training workshops on Chef, […]

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Cheezburger Builds Massive Social Humor Website Network w/Hosted Chef

Coming out of a seriously rockin’ #ChefConf a week ago, it’s time to profile more customer awesomeness in the Chef Community. This go round it’s a neighbor of ours here in Seattle – Cheezburger, one of the largest social humor sites in the world. You may be familiar with one or more of Cheezburger’s hilarious […]

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On the Road to #ChefConf – Charlie Mars Brings Rock ‘n Soul Awesomeness

#ChefConf 2013 is shaping up to be a rollicking good time, with visionary speakers, dynamite sessions, big-time sponsors, and the first look at where Opscode Chef is headed from here. With the show nearly sold-out (if you haven’t already, register asap to ensure you’re spot) and max capacity reached for seven of the eight workshops, […]

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“Automation for Education” – Webinar on May 8th

Are you managing IT infrastructure within a University and looking to add automation? This webinar is for you. Over the last few years, we have seen Chef starting to make waves within the hallowed halls of many fine institutions of higher learning. With Chef, IT teams at various Universities are adding consistency and scalability to […]

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Awesome Chefs – Sonian Takes Archive & Search to the Cloud w/Opscode

Good news this morning, as we announced that Sonian, the pioneer in cloud-powered email archiving and search, has deployed Opscode Hosted Chef™. Sonian is using Hosted Chef to automate configuration, environment and application management across the multiple cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers powering the company’s innovative archive and search service. Sonian’s cloud-powered information […]

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RealSelf Builds Online Consumer Health Community w/Hosted Chef

Continuing our series of customer spotlights, today we published a case study on RealSelf, a consumer health and beauty community that helps people make informed decisions on elective cosmetic services. To keep pace with rapid growth of its online community, RealSelf needed a solution capable of automating configuration for its application development pipeline. As the […]

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Managing cloud infrastructure is easy when you have the cheat code

Another week, another tale of some Awesome Chefs in our Community doing big things with Chef. This time, the story comes from right here in Opscode’s backyard of Seattle. Meteor Entertainment, which publishes free-to-play games globally, with an emphasis on community engagement, needed to scale out hundreds of Amazon EC2 servers to deliver HAWKEN (which […]

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Getaroom Makes Booking Hotels Cheap and Easy with Opscode

More customer awesomeness today, this time from our friends at Getaroom, who make finding the best rates on hotels anywhere in the world fast and easy. Getaroom has deployed Opscode Hosted Chef™ to automate configuration management for the Amazon EC2 infrastructure powering their popular travel service,  achieving a mean time to new compute capacity of […]

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